Ibanez ATK305 [1995-1999]
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Ibanez ATK305 [1995-1999]

ATK305 [1995-1999], 5+ string bass guitar from Ibanez in the ATK series.

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Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 11 reviews )
 11 reviews100 %
Value For Money : Excellent
heads on fire12/11/2011

heads on fire's review"Great choice for any style."

Ibanez ATK305 [1995-1999]
Model ATK305
Series ATK
Neck Joint Bolt on
Body Wood Light Ash
Neck Wood 3pc ATK5 Neck
Machine Heads Ibanez
Fingerboard Maple
Frets 22
Pickups Active
Bridge ATK 5 bridge
Case Included No
Pickguard Yes
Body Color Black Sparkle
# of strings 5
Other Features Black Dot Inlay


UTILIZATION

This bass is Ibanez's answer to the MusicMan Stingray basses. It features bolt-on maple neck construction, a substantial bridge, and a big bass humbucker. The body is made of ash, for a classic Fender tone (and lighter weight). One thing I really liked in this instrument is the low B - it was very tight, not floppy like many 5-string basses are. Playability on this neck is really nice - the neck is weighty, and on the thicker side, but the fretboard radius is highly playable, and the fretwork is especially good for the price range. And for workmanship - the fit and finish are what I've come to expect from Ibanez guitars - that is to say, great!

SOUNDS

This ATK bass works well for all genres. Classic rock, funk, jazz, metal, country, pop, reggae, dancehall, rockabilly, disco... the bass would sound good in any context. The pickup sounds very full, yet with a minimum of line or humming noise, and the built in equalizer circuit gives the bass plenty of range and versatility when carving out one's tone.

OVERALL OPINION

This bass is a great instrument. It tends to balance a bit neck heavy on the strap, but it's not too bad. Playability-wise, this can do any technique well, so it gets high marks from me on that. And sonically, this bass is a great choice, no matter on stage or in the studio, and no matter what style. It doesn't hurt that this bass is a very good-looking instrument! I'll give this a 9 overall.
pussinboots05/10/2014

pussinboots's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Super low"

Ibanez ATK305 [1995-1999]
Pure Japan in 1998 there has been no mass.
Flawless finish, natural wood (ash / swamp ash) varnished. Varnishes neck and body are very soft. Meca Grover big drum (like 1664), specifically solid bridge with string through option or not, as desired.
Note that the body is made of two parts and not 3 as the recent series. And the handle is a 5 room and not 3 as today.
Bolt-on neck
Spread Strings: 17mm, attention to U.S. purist!
The look: The cup body strangely resembles some Lakland ...
Weight: 5.4 kg Weakness

UTILIZATION

Quick Start, perfect balance, excellent workmanship and easy to play neck. The knobs are very accessible, the micro switch is a bit small. The jack is type foureau, excellent.
This is a simple low.

SOUNDS

Killer! Zlatanos!
There is everything you want, excellent efficiency correctors, for the soft potato knee refrain especially when you attack the proper powers that lava. Everyone compared to MM, yeah it growls at death regardless of the position of the switch and it is a mind blowing clarity. The possibility of having 2 single coil positions is welcome I have 6 bass known brands (Vigier 4 strings, Fender 4-string I 3, Warwick 5) and I had a dozen others in my life (including MM) is that there are more surprising. This is Eric CZAR who put a flea in his ear ...
Icing on the cake, no breath preamp center position.

OVERALL OPINION

I do not know the new lighter series but it seems I only read positive comments (the bodies are in 3 parts). The preamp is different too.
In any case if you come across jap watches, do not hesitate you'll get your money you still can not find (rarely) on ebay for 400 €.
I regularly use it for 4 years I shared with a stingray 5 Ernie Ball.
I do not hesitate to say that it is a professional bass.
10/07/2013

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" excellent 5-string bass"

Ibanez ATK305 [1995-1999]
bass made in Japan

rather rounded neck 22 frets
a micro bridge position
volume / bass / mid / treble
a pattern selector positions windings 3

UTILIZATION

the handle is nice although I normally prefer thick asses flat sleeves but this low I feel no difficulties.

No problem to access the treble.

the sound is easy to get but it is rather typical.
"I regret not to have to date found low 6cordes with this sound!"

SOUNDS

this totally suitable for the low I'm looking for slap
and I love his fingers grain

this is a very dynamic instrument in severe acute mind
one can to Marcus Miller, it shines!
But the mids are balanced and can get sound with grain in the lower medium.
I play on a Markbass TA 503 amp connected to a speaker of the same brand 210HF

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 14 years
My birthday gifts for my 18 "THANK YOU MOM"

at the time I had to try in store and I was completely on the wane, but I did not try a lot of bass.
it was a lightning strike.

I love the sound
Aesthetics massive asses but not heavy + the new series (which I do not like the sound the way).
the user settings.

What I think is a sin is precisely that it is very typical
both aesthetically and in its sound that I chose for her I think it's better to try it before you buy it because it is not the queen of versatility.

it was an expensive instrument asses in 1999
5500 or 6000 francs, but apart from normal maintenance
(Planimetry settings ect ...) it does not move for 14 years.

if I had more I find an opportunity as soon as possible
So yes I do it again this choice.
moixjj11/24/2011

moixjj's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A bass that rck"

Ibanez ATK305 [1995-1999]
Low from the factory Fujigen in Japan in 1997.
The main CHARACTERISTICS have dj t up, except that it is a small trimpot in the electronic circuit for rgler the gain of the bass.
The wood is good quality frne of trs. Large veins of frne guess is as varnish (just got my pais) and the sunburst is beautiful without being trs-ass ass. Overall finishes are irrprochables.
The bass is heavy, which I think is a good sign because wood rsons trs well. The mcaniques do not move a hair and everything has a mouth of hell.
The microphone is not really a "triple coil". It plutt a humbucker with three possible positions, one with a filter. The electronic force that accompanies it is "old" with a big plate Electronic easily modified.
The handle is both thick and comfortable. It holds well in hand and even with small mimine, the game is a rgal.
Et .. uh ... this is my low prfre. I have 2 ATK 300 Japanese, and I'm in love. For the price, it's a massacre.

UTILIZATION

I dj a lot said above. Ergonomics is not rvolutionnaire but the bass does not sting the nose and in my opinion, the weight is made tolrable. I have a 4 string 95 which is curiously heavier. What is nice with its weight, is that you can jump in any direction, it is refreshing.
Ben APRS in terms of Access in dernires frets, look in other models of Ibanez if you like a. Let's say it's like a Precision, we did not achte a.
This gives trs trs good sound quickly. Personally I play with every knob noon (there is a notch noon). My prampli does the rest. If I need a little correction, it quickly with the 3-band equalizer. Microphones and three modes complete a great job.

SOUNDS

I do a stoner, so I need a heavy sound and powerful plutt vintage but with a good offense. These old Japanese ATK are perfect for a. But it just as easily navigate metal sound (Paul Grey played the above on the end) or even as funky blues (woohoo!). The slecteur switches between a modern sound trs brilliant leap over medium vintage dig a little (but not as much as a Jazz Bass). In any case what is clear is that a sound much better than the new indonsiens MODELS.
I play with an overdrive Mazzetti, a Tech21 prampli VTBass Deluxe, a Genz Benz Shuttle 6.0 head and 2x15 cabinet Chillbass Classic. And for the big rock is almost perfect. I have had many positive comments from other groups with whom I jou.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a year but I played on ATK Japanese for 3 years. I had really low (2 Fender, Ibanez 4, 2 Musicman, Traben 2, a Rickenbacker, a Cort). This is the best quality-price I found. I particulirement the quality of the violin, the design of the instrument and the mouth of the bte. It is often compared to Musicman. I had two, and I always prfr the ATK has a prampli less powerful. Too much gain kills the gain.
I dj this choice again several times, so yes, I would do the choice of this instrument trs endearing.
pussinboots08/05/2011

pussinboots's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez ATK305 [1995-1999]
Pure Japan 1998 there were no masses.
Flawless finish, natural wood (ash / swamp ash) varnished. Varnishes neck and body are very soft. Meca Grover large drum (like 1664), specifically solid bridge with string through or can not, as desired.
Note that the body is made of two parts, not three as the recent series.
Channel visssé
The look: Who cares.
Weight: 5.4 kg Weakness

UTILIZATION

Quick, perfect balance, excellent workmanship handle and easy to play. The knobs are very accessible, the micro switch is a bit small. The jack is Foureau type, excellent.
It is a simple low.

SOUNDS

Killer! You prefer "tanned"?
There is everything you want, excellent efficiency of correction, for the potato soft knee refrain especially when you attack the powers suitable washing it. Everyone compares it to MM, yeah it groans to death regardless of the position of the switch and it is a hallucinatory clarity. The ability to have two positions in single coil is welcome I have 6 bass brands (Vigier 4 strings, Fender 4 strings I have 3, 5 Warwick) and got a dozen others in my life (including MM) is what is most surprising. Eric is CZAR me put a flea in the ear ...
The icing on the cake, no breath preamp center position.

OVERALL OPINION

I do not know the new series it seems lighter but I have read only positive comments (the bodies are in three parts). The preamp is also different.
Anyway if you come across watches jap, do not hesitate you'll get your money you can still be found (rarely) on ebay for € 400. I use this machine virtually even for the slap (preferring still a 4-string for this style). I also occasionally a German FNA 5 (a similar one in the sweet pot PU), nothing to do in terms of sound and yet the price is not the same.
I use it regularly for 1 year.
pussinboots08/05/2011

pussinboots's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez ATK305 [1995-1999]
Pure Japan in 1998 there were no masses.
Irreproachable finish, natural wood (ash / swamp ash) varnished. Varnishes neck and body are very soft. Meca Grover large drum (like 1664) spcifiquement massive bridge with string-through possibility or not, as desired.
Note that the body is made of two pieces and not 3 as sries rcentes.
The look: Who cares.
Weight: 5.4kg Weakness


USE

Quick Start, perfect balance, excellent craftsmanship handle and easy to play. The pots are very accessible, the micro switch is a bit small. The jack is of type foureau, excellent.
It's a simple bass.

SONORITS

Killer! You prfrez "Tanne"?
It has everything you want, excellent efficiency correctors, as the soft knee potato refrain especially when one attacks the appropriate powers, lava. Everyone compares MM, yeah a death growls whatever the position of the switch and it is an incredible clarity. I have 6 bass-known brands (Vigier 4 strings, Fender 4-string I have 3 Warwick 5) and I had a dozen others in my life (MM included) is that there is more surprising. This is Eric CZAR put me chip ear ...
The icing on the cake, no breath Pramp center position.


NOTICE GLOBAL

I do not know the new, more lgres sries it seems but I only read positive comments (the bodies are in 3 pieces). The Pramp is different too.
In any case if you come across jap watch, do not hesitate, you'll get your money it is still sometimes find (rarely) on ebay for 400. I hardly ever use that same machine for slap (in preferring when even a 4 string for this style). I also use from time to time a German FNA 5 (same gender only 1 PU in the sweet pot), see nothing of his point of view and yet the price is not the same.
Trsrgulirement I use it for 1 year.
pulvonium05/15/2011

pulvonium's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Super Case"

Ibanez ATK305 [1995-1999]
Mine was manufactured in Japan in the 90s. It is much better than the reissues, which are currently produced Chepu.
Attention those currently produced are similar in all respects except three:
-They have no truss rod cover on the head
-The mail is not the same (it should open it to find out)
And the sound is not as good (personal opinion widely shared)

UTILIZATION

Handle very wide.
Bass heavy but well balanced. But HEAVY. I'm tough, but half past two in conjunction with, it's hard.
That said, if it were lighter, would it sound so good? ...
Like its original form sufficiently.

The mechanical and Nut should be improved (one day maybe ...)
Balèze easel ...
The pickguard is a little cheap. I saw him put a user transparent pickguard, it does. One day I'll put it perhaps a tortoise pickguard.
With her head tilt back, I have not found a flight that allows me to remove them without having to detune.

SOUNDS

Its EXCELLENT. Everything sounds better with (effects, amp ...)
I bought it to experiment with 5 strings, and finally I got attached because his group is better.
Excellent preamp.
I bought the 4 string model in the same time, unfortunately it sounds worse. My 5 string is she top (or my 4 string unsuccessful ?...)

OVERALL OPINION

Used for two years. I use regularly in concert as to dethrone my favorite low (say it ...) mainly through the sound it makes.
Excellent value for money.
ristov09/05/2009

ristov's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez ATK305 [1995-1999]
Everything has been said

UTILIZATION

I do not think you can say a guitar or bass to suit all styles of music. I played on Fender Jazz bass (a Japanese, not an old U.S.), 2 Warwick, and now the ATK 5 string.

I kept the latter for my current group 70's classic rock style. I kept the Fender JB if she had been good but the build quality and wood was horrific!

For funk, jazz-rock ... the warwick were good but not good 70's rock. With the ATK, it's just the opposite.

I did not find the handle too large (for a 5 string). It is VERY comfortable, fast enough to play. I must say that my previous low had a rosewood handle type and that ATK has a handle Mapple.

It's very solid, the handle has never changed (it's not like I JBass japan!).

SOUNDS

If you are looking for a bass with very low frequencies present, she is!

Raport by an old Precision, it's even located in the low frequency or sub-bass. The "growl" for most of the midrange-bass Precision or MM (I know not good).

With this sound, the B string can be heard is not always the case with the competition. on the other hand, relative to the volume obtained with the strings of Si, Mi, La, D and G strings are slightly behind

However, this does not mean that only low frequencies, but the sound remains as modern basses are located further down in frequency with a passive bass.

OVERALL OPINION

For the price, it's a killing (as they say in France you !!!).

Excellent bass to rock hardcore (or soul ... walking bass). For funk (slap) or jazz, go somewhere else.
sylv1-lp01/02/2007

sylv1-lp's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez ATK305 [1995-1999]
Japanese ATK305

A micro and a triple 3-band equalization truly effective, a coherent whole.
Bridge type 1kg aluminum bolted to the body, sustain overflowing, a mouth that I did not like 10 years ago when a friend told me bass "is a killer!" and that I preferred the modern stuff ...

I read some reviews on the micro Ibanez, with bass in hand and the sound comes out of the amp they are quickly forgotten.

UTILIZATION

The neck is quite thick but very comfortable, it was really low in the hands of the heavy. Access to acute is normal, as a precision or a Stingray.

It is quite heavy but it will have the philosophy of the instrument.

The sound is monstrous, and the growl of the potato, the serious sounding ... happiness.

The only downside on mine, the frets deserved a little finishing to be less "raw", it does not cut but it did not flow either, it's done is nickel.

SOUNDS

the fact that for all styles, the sound is typed but not too much for exclusive use, played on Ampeg B1 and everything that you have in the studio is always good or very good.
In this beautiful slap in walking it moves the guts ... A very good bass!

Indeed, perhaps one SMX Dual Compressor Trace Elliot, just to get some lamps.

There really is 10 because the value is amazing!

OVERALL OPINION

Used for one month to complete my Status Shark since I forsake ...
I had Washburn XB400 (FRO) to start, Fender fretless Precision 74 (3000 francs sold at the time, I whipped every night since!) Status Shark, I tried everything I could lay my hand for 15 years and I found one foot with this bass that only high-end made me.

I was looking for a low "man" to complete the Status which is rather slight, fine, handle any purpose. The value for money?? ATK 300 or 305 it is around 300-400 €, it's not even a price, it's a gift! I'll start a collection.

Finally, here's a bass that has a character all the qualities of a great for the price of uh ... shit. What do you want more?? This bass is a perfect example of the instrument abandoned by snobbery, if it is not US, Fender or Musicman, who cares, it is full of euros and it Moutonnet

Not only does this choice I would do, but I will actively hunt the great beasts!
davidofdavidof11/30/2006

davidofdavidof's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez ATK305 [1995-1999]
- Made in Japan
- 22 frets
- Where does this bridge?! Anyway trs original and adds shine ...
- Volume, treble, mid, bass and 3-position selector for triple coil pickups please!
- The neck is fairly thick and wide but not mandatory before large paw because I know a bassist who has exellent p'tites mimine and is doing wonderfully

UTILIZATION

- Access in acute is not so simple, the training required ...
- This large low enough and the weight
- Sound ... Ah ... the sound is a marvel! I even dropped my deluxe jazz bass that sounds so good though.

SOUNDS

- I play rock / funk but should I believe every style of music
- I only play with one and a chorus pedals qualiser (the boss 2) to give a warm ct for the calmer pieces and I'm an SWR amp workinmans 400 pcs with a 4X10 cabinet
- I found my rglage easily with many mdiums, acute low ... a few of his close racteur and the slap of the killing, I never VCU a

OVERALL OPINION

- I use it for some two weeks ... in fact, but feel that this bass will be my drnire
- I like the look (body shape, head of the mcaniques the vintage ct) sr good sound, the ease of rglages
- I do not like the weight, the microphone is almost misplaced when I play with fingers and still the slap of the killing ...
- I jou of House, Yamaha, Fender standard jazz bass, Warwick, Ibanez SDGR, Alembic, Fender jazz bass deluxe
- Report price quality I have never found better!
- If c'tait again, I would choose the same MODEL because I'm really in love, the bass is nice to me, I finally feel like to play!